For most of us, the summer holidays will soon be over, and the late August bank holiday is a great way to spend a long weekend together as a whole family.
This garden refurbishment meets hits the brief in every way as it is both in keeping with the style of the house and also continues the client’s taste for the external feel. It requires very little maintenance but has a maximum wow factor.
Recycle, reuse and restore. A statement we all try to live by a little bit more in current times. I’m sure you will have looked at a wooden pallet and thought it would be such a waste not to use those decent planks of wood.
After the heatwaves this year and the year before, your garden may be looking a little worse for wear and the heat and dryness has clearly take in toll.
Entertaining doesn’t have to be hindered by the weather. And let’s face it, we’re excepting to the fact that our summers can throw anything at us, but with a timber shelter you can make the most of your garden whatever the weather.
Two hours a week spent in nature dramatically improves your wellbeing, and your garden should be your safe haven.
August is the month where our Summer garden begins to wane, flowers are fading, veg is ready for cropping and the onset of Autumn is starting to feel too real. Now is the time where you can really enjoy your labour of love.
Kids will be kids, but gardens aren’t always the safest places for them. While a large lawn space my seem ideal, uneven ground and soft spots can be dangerous for children to play on, as well as annoying for you to maintain.
As we know, the war on plastic is very topical issue at the minute and it doesn’t stop at the horticultural industry. If you have ever bought a plant from a garden centre, nursery or even from a commercial supplier, it will have always come in a black plastic plant pot. There is an important reason why black plant pots are used.
Summer is, and always will be, the best season to get the most of our garden aesthetically. Most plants are in full leaf or bloom and they are enjoying the warmth and light from the longer days.
You may be thinking… who needs rules, watering is easy! And, it is, if you get it right.
Lawns are resilient, but they still need the correct care to flourish. Many people try to achieve short, fine, bowling green lawns, but at what cost?
It’s been almost a week since this year’s show ended, and after 3 weeks of building and 5 days of showing, the grounds of Chelsea Royal Hospital will be back to normal in just a few days like it never was disturbed.
We’re all keen to have our garden looking at their best and when the weather is warm, you, of course, spend more time in the garden. Encouraged by the fine weather, you’ll flock to garden centres in search for the perfect plant. And there, you think you’ve found it! Lush green leaves, beautiful colour, stunning […]
When it comes to your home, you need to make sure that every part of it looks the best it can be. And why wouldn’t you? The house is your space where you can be you and furnish it with your unique tastes and ideas. Your garden is no different in this respect. The garden is part of who you are, and what you believe to be important. However, you need to make sure that no matter what, you’re getting a garden which is practical and feasible. With that in mind, do you need a professional to help you design it?
A well-planned garden design should reflect the personal style and your needs, but it should also give the garden a sense of belonging within its surroundings. It is essential for a garden to complement your home and the location in which you live, connecting with both the landscape as well as the hardscape. One of our recent garden designs ticks all those boxes. While updating the gardens style, it still harmonised with old style of the property.
Gardens are finally being considered as another room of the home and we’re investing more time and money in them. To use your garden as a living space rather than a visiting space just in the summer, its purpose should just as important as indoors.
On the horticultural calendar, The Chelsea Flower Show celebrates the start of the British Summer. Only the best of the best get to show off their skills at this show. From designers, contractors, nurseries and the opportunity for a spot of retail therapy, this really is a one-stop shop for all your landscaping needs.
Save time and get your garden ready for when you really want to use it. If there’s one thing you should do over the long weekend–and you will thank yourself for it later–it’s got to be getting your garden furniture ready for the summer season.
So, you didn’t get around to planting bulbs last Autumn ready for this Spring, or perhaps it didn’t even cross your mind. While an avid gardeners’ Autumn was jam packed with seasonal chores, yours was occupied with other pressing things.
Rain is not something we’re short of here, especially not in April. You could deliver mains water through sprinklers or hoses and your plants would not look as good or be as healthy as when the same amount of water, in the form of rain, feeds them. Take full advantage of this free and natural resource that we have.
Our clients, based in Peatling Parva, Leicestershire, wanted a redesign that would re-ignite their rear garden.
A garden that displays all year-round interest praises a well thought out planting plan. Although the majority of the interest will be in the flower beds, creating planters to position elsewhere in your garden can give each season an extra boost.
The garden is looking tired. You don’t want to invest in it because you’re thinking of selling or don’t know how long you’re going to be in your home for? But that doesn’t matter…let me explain why.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Of course, flowers and chocolates are the first go-to gift idea to show your appreciation, but that’s been done countless times before. Brighten up your mum’s day and make your present extra special with a memorable gift for the garden.
The front garden is the first thing people see when they approach your house. You want it to look great, but it needs to serve a purpose as well. Before you start, there are many important factors to consider when re-designing the space beyond the front door.
Shrubs, hedging, trees and roses are often supplied in three ways, these are bare-root, root-ball or container grown. If you don’t know the difference it can be difficult to understand which one you need for your requirements. The time of year will affect how these plants are supplied.
Your garden might not be in the prime position for sunlight, but that’s not to say that you can’t still enjoy plants there.
Traditional Japanese gardens are steeped in culture and carry a lot of purpose and meaning in their design. With a few key influences, they can be easily be recreated in your own back garden.
Are you not using your garden to its fullest because you feel overlooked? Because, if so, read our latest blog for tips on creating a more private and secluded space or you can give our dedicated horticultural team a call on 0116 2100 760 and ask for Claire.